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Gifted with a natural sense of grace, and a passion for creating and celebrating beauty all around her, Zainab has always considered herself a true citizen of the world. Multi-lingual and multi-cultural, she was born in Baghdad and raised in Europe and the Middle East, and today, she calls Dubai, the US and Italy home.
Zainab started her professional career as a banker and quickly realized this was not her calling. Her desire to see people happy and to play an instrumental role in making them so, drove her out of banking, and into and into the wonderful world of weddings. A gifted communicator with a keen business sense, Zainab was able to compliment her unbound creative passion with real world pragmatism and a strong business and organizational foundation, to create her luxury wedding boutique, Carousel.
Zainab loves being part of the amazing celebration of love and the outpouring of joy that weddings are. It is truly what motivates her when she designs and plans each and every one of her weddings. She has also become one of the most respected authorities in the Middle East on all things wedding, and has been covered, and quoted, in countless regional and international programs and publications, in various languages, in radio, television, print, and online. She has also been recognized on numerous occasions as one of Dubai’s leading female entrepreneurs.
Through her vision and passion, her love of people and her compassion, and her attention to detail and personal grace, Carousel has become one of the most admired and exclusive wedding agencies in the Middle East, and Zainab has become a true inspiration for Middle Eastern women of her generation, and the generations that follow.
Website – www.teegandeck.com
Teegan is heading up the wedding team as Senior Sales Manager for the new Viceroy Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.
Teegan Deck has travelled the globe planning + styling events; from luxurious weddings to pared-back + elegant celebrations. Throughout her extensive career, Teegan has worked alongside some of the most luxurious brands, venues + resorts around the world. This has provided her with the knowledge + understanding to deliver a perfect end-to-end experience for events; whatever form it may take.
Her drive + dedication to ensure the absolute success of each celebration can be seen at every stage of an event; from precision planning, to exquisite styling, + assured follow-up. Teegan prides herself on her impeccable eye for style + her passion for creating the most beautiful + authentic celebrations possible. With big dreams + boundless vision, Teegan listens to the story, understands individuality + delivers a truly personalised wedding, event or celebration.
Mennat Al Hammami
Website – www.cloudnineme.com
Cloud 9 Weddings & Events is a bespoke events planning and styling agency. Mennat, the managing & creative director has worked on events across the UAE and the region. Based in Abu Dhabi, the dynamic team works closely with couples forming long lasting relationships; their motto is to make the event speak you.
The team can design an entire event from scratch, handle on the day coordination or simply style a small celebration. It is all done with elegance, which is Cloud 9′s key signature style. Their clients look for exclusivity and a team of young, fresh and energetic professionals to handle their big day.
Joumana Tannous Kadri
Website – www.aghareed.com
From the intriguing creative world of Advertising, Events and Marketing to the world of dreamy weddings, comes a free spirited soul who is constantly inspired by everything around her and believes that the sky has no limits. Joumana is an expert in the art of celebration who has worked alongside more than 90 luxury brands and created numerous avant-garde and elegant events for high end fashion houses and perfumery labels, to private Gala Dinners and top notch corporate events since 1998.
Combining her love of communication with her love of art, she won several international awards for the best product launches and best Marketing tools used for her clients back then.
With a wealth of Knowledge and expertise in the event industry, her fashion flair and love of design and arts , her genuine loving character and her highly personalized planning and impeccable attention to details, will work closely with every couple to make sure their wedding day exceeds all expectations and is everything they imagined and more. She is a music lover, who creates her own pieces, an art lover who enjoys painting abstracts and a stage Director with a love for dramatic effects and she will make sure you are the star of your big day fit to receive an Oscar!
“My family, friends and clients have been the source of inspiration for who I am
today. Although I have been named the Queen of Events by my clients, I was initially hesitant to venture into wedding planning as I believe it is very personal and emotional. Now that I have been part of many weddings, it thrills me to be part of such an important day for both the couple and their families. Bringing to life a client’s dream wedding and witnessing their loved one’s joy is one of the best and most rewarding feelings.
For me organizing a wedding is not a job it’s my passion
Website – www.brideclubme.com
Having worked in the media industry for over 13 years, she has directed and developed various magazines and on line portals, in addition to planning and organising events around the media she has managed. In her own words Rhiannon says she has a “self-professed obsession with anything wedding related, creating events and a passion for blogging, the creative arts, travel, wildlife and home decor”. One of Dubai’s original wedding bloggers, Rhiannon first came up with the idea behind www.brideclubme.com when she became engaged in April 2012, and had a barrage of questions, queries and a desire to find regular inspiration and ideas, at her own convenience. After researching the bridal media market in the UAE, Rhiannon saw a gap for a modern, stylish and interactive website.
She adds “There are elements of Bride Club Me that are very unique, and readers will come to see what those are, as they browse our site and become familiar with our on line personality.” Rhiannon is also a Professional Speaker, Founder of The Engage Academy and industry Consultant, you can read her personal blog here.
My Lovely Wedding is updated daily with inspiration, local vendor reviews & real wedding features. Written by Joelle, a British fashion graduate who loves decor, flowers & most of all weddings. Joelle launched the wedding blog after getting engaged in 2012. She keeps it real by meeting almost every vendor she features and focuses mainly on the wedding industry in the UAE. Her aim to help brides source vendors, inspire them with real weddings and be a source for inspiration and wedding loveliness.
Joelle Clute launched Lovely Styling in 2013, which was soon followed with a brand new website and brand identity in 2014. In just over two years, and essentially two wedding seasons, Joelle had styled more than 22 weddings. Joelle has quickly developed a reputation in the Middle East wedding industry for her personalised attention to each event, her creativity, and her passion with which she works.
Joelle is also well known for her related venture, www.mylovelywedding.com, one of Dubai’s first wedding blogs. Lovely Styling and My Lovely Wedding both operate under The Lovely Group FZE.
Joelle’s own wedding vision was that of a crafted English country style, with added DIY details and recycled glass jars filled with flowers. She wanted a craft element to make the event feel like a little bit of home and to incorporate inspiration from our existing lives and the new life we were planning together. She also made a firm decision that she would spend the morning of my wedding decorating and managing vendors before she walked down the aisle. No, she’s not crazy…. but Joelle wouldn’t recommend any bride to do what she did. Although she had the perfect wedding, she feels that she missed out on being pampered and enjoying the build-up that most brides enjoy. After her wedding it occurred to her that other brides may need help… to coordinate the details and ensure their own visions are realized… and 6 months later ‘Lovely Styling’ was born. Joelle loves sourcing unique vases and lovely little props. Lovely Styling has a huge collection of tableware, linens, mason jars, crates and lots of other little wedding gems, and Joelle loves to share them with brides-to-be to create their perfect day. Lovely Styling also works with fantastic vendors who help Joelle style and create the prettiest events.
Website – www.cecinewyork.com
A force in the design world, Ceci Johnson is an influential and highly regarded entrepreneur, artist, editor-in-chief and loving wife and mother. She is renowned for her creative talents, always pushing the envelope in business and design, as well as with her own fashion-forward style and sophisticated brand aesthetic. Dedicated to a lifetime pursuit of living glamorously through design, Ceci has built a powerhouse atelier and transformed the art of inviting and branding.
Born and raised in Southern California, the theatre and arts weren’t just hobbies for Ceci – they were a way of life. Growing up the daughter of a successful business owner, Ceci’s entrepreneurial spirit was sparked at an early age. Many of the valuable business lessons Ceci has put into practice in her own company were learned while growing up and listening to her father in his office from her bedroom next door. Ceci attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she received her degree in Art & Design. As a senior, she was featured on the cover of Communication Arts – a rare honour for a student. Following a short stint designing the national bridal registry kits for the Federated Department Stores, Ceci landed on the East Coast for a job in the web consulting world.
It was in New York, with an invitation she created for a coworker’s wedding, that the Ceci New York story began. One referral lead to another, and another, and Ceci soon realized that the world was lacking in original, innovative and personalized designs. Armed with a clear desire to create the best designs in the world, she established Ceci New York in 2004 and serves as Creative Director today. Ceci was soon pronounced as a leader in the industry winning the prestigious ModernBride “Trendsetter” award and being named an “Expert Stationer” by New York Magazine early in her career. Ceci New York soon expanded beyond the world of weddings into Social & Parties, Corporate, Baby & Kids, Stationery and Home & Gifts.
In the ensuing years, Ceci launched her first retail collection which was sold nationwide and established exclusive partnerships with The Breakers Hotel and German-based paper company Gmund, among others. In 2010, CeciStyle.com was launched. With a devoted and growing following, the online lifestyle magazine fast became a trusted resource for her style tips along with inspirations on invitations, travel, fashion, parties, decor and more. After being named Tory Burch’s “Woman to Watch” and “Invitation Innovator” by WeTV, Ceci’s client list has grown to include many distinguished and notable clients including The President of the United States International Royalty, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Katherine Heigl, The Empire State Building, Cole Haan, Hugo Boss and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Regarded as a pioneer in the industry, Ceci has been invited regularly to speak to women in business, designers, wedding industry professionals and other entrepreneurial groups bringing her expertise and experience to audiences around the world. This platform has given her the opportunity to interact with other entrepreneurs and see that her prowess can be used to help businesses escape their ruts and separate themselves from the pack. One of her passions lies in mentoring and consulting with other entrepreneurs as the first step in changing the path they’re on and transforming their strategy, branding and design for the better.
After years of focusing on her own business and brand, Ceci has been able to use her unique abilities and the creative power of Ceci New York to give back to causes close to her heart. At the centre of Ceci New York’s philanthropic efforts is their partnership with The Birthday Party Project, a non-profit dedicated to bringing joy to homeless children through the magic of birthdays. Through their artistry, Ceci and her team are honoured to support their mission and bring joy in an impactful, beautiful way by donating designed party décor, birthday cards (which many have never even been given before), personalized place mats, and birthday party banners each month. With over 10,000 kids celebrated and even more cupcakes consumed, each party follows a fun theme Ceci New York is proud to enhance. It is truly the heartbeat of Ceci New York as every order placed helps these amazing children in need on their birthday.
More than eleven years later, Ceci’s love of paper, design, fashion and innovation still drives her to create original pieces, bringing the ultimate in luxury branding to clients around the globe while beautifying and simplifying your world every day.
Ceci and her husband, Alan Johnson, a fashion executive, split their time between New York City and Connecticut with their son, Mason, and daughter, Elle.
Marley Majcher is the CEO of The Party Goddess!, a nationally acclaimed full-service event planning and catering company, and author of But Are You Making Any Money?, a witty and lauded business guide for entrepreneurs. From understated elegance to rock star fabulous, Majcher is known for creating the most talked about parties of the year for a client list ranging from top-tier businesses to A-list celebrities such as Pierce Brosnan and Sofia Vergara, but she is quickly establishing herself as one of the best resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Heralded as a must-read for any entrepreneur, Majcher’s book, But Are You Making Any Money?, simplifies — in a step-by-step process, the complicated aspects of running a lucrative business. Her pricing strategy, profit technique and conversational style is what Forbes says, “makes you want to keep reading more.” Majcher is the party planning and entrepreneurial expert people turn to for all things entertaining. Her popular savvy and business sense have earned her appearances on various outlets and shows including “Fox and Friends,” Fox Business, MSNBC, “Extra,” “Good Day LA,” Bravo, E!, MTV, HGTV, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC and The Wedding Channel. Majcher has championed her unique approach to events and inspired many to create lasting memories through her featured articles and interviews in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Us Weekly, People, OK!, Marie Claire, Women’s Day, In Style Weddings, BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur Magazine and The Robb Report, as well as multiple radio interviews including Martha Stewart’s Sirius Radio show.
Her keen eye for chic trends and clever business techniques has made her a coveted speaker across the United States and around the globe, on subjects such as small business, entrepreneurship, all aspects of entertaining and her celebrated coaching programs.
Majcher’s beloved presentations challenge entrepreneurs to not only think outside the box but to forget a box even exists. Majcher has also contributed to several books, including “It’s Your Business: 183 Essential Tips that Will Transform Your Small Business”, by JJ Ramberg, host of the MSNBC show “Your Business.” She also writes for various publications including Entrepreneur.com. She has received many honors and awards, including the Chamber’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award three years in a row, was named an Outstanding Young Woman of America and has been honored by the State of California as a Small Businesswoman of the Year. Majcher earned a degree in marketing with a focus on entrepreneurship from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where she returns to guest lecture annually. She regularly participates in the university’s webinars and events in Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C. Majcher currently spends any free time she might have, usually between 10:45 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, with her three very naughty children.
Website – www.kristinbanta.com
With an extensive background in event production, entertainment and fashion, as well as a background in catering and interior design, Kristin creates unforgettable celebrations while bringing a fresh and innovative perspective to the mix. Kristin is passionate about helping her clients find their own voice for their wedding day. Her events, from society weddings in exclusive locations to progressive film and music industry soirees, are as unique and diversified as her clientele, which range from Fortune 500’s to professional athletes to multi-platinum recording artists.
Kristin served as the weekly wedding expert for Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family, ” as well as host of Style Network’s “Keep the Party Moving. ” In 2012, she had her own Bravo special, “The Ringleader, ” which showcased her signature out-of-the-box style, revolutionizing the way couples look at their special day. Additionally, Kristin has appeared on Good Day LA, KTLA, TNT’s, “Wedding Day, ” Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker, ” Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars, ” Syfy’s “My Big Fat Geek Wedding, ” and Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen. ”
Featured as one of Los Angeles’ top event designers in both “The Art of Celebration” and “Southern California Weddings, ” she has also contributed to many of the leading wedding and event publications including Martha Stewart Weddings, Inside Weddings, InStyle Weddings, Modele Magazine, Brides, California Wedding Day, Frontiers Magazine, Los Angeles Weddings Magazine, The Knot, Modern Bride Southern California, Southern Living, Your Wedding Day Magazine, LGBTwed, LA Times, Carats and Cake, Snippet & Ink, Real Simple Weddings, Life & Style, Style Me Pretty, Junebug Weddings and Green Wedding Shoes.
Her continuous success makes her one of the most sought after wedding planners in California and throughout the nation.
Sara is the owner and editor of Burnett’s Boards. This blog started in March of 2012 and has grown into a nationally regarded and widely recognized bridal inspiration site since then. She currently lives out of a suitcase island hopping around the Caribbean.
Burnett’s Boards is updated daily with wedding inspiration boards, styled shoots, bridal fashion, and event design & styling articles. She finds great joy in bringing the very best in creative design to both brides and industry professionals around the world and likes to think of her blog as a book – each chapter contributing to the greater whole: a resource of wedding inspiration. She aims to give the editorial a personal touch without making the blog about herself & foster the blog’s community through social media and an industry-supportive mindset.
In its first two years Burnett’s Boards was listed among the top wedding blogs to follow, named one of the most influential social media users in the state of Hawaii, quoted in Elle Australia, and gained enough of a following to place it among the top 10 wedding blogs in the world.
Website – www.bybrucerussell.com
Bruce Russell is at the apogee of the international luxury bridal and party planning scene and one of the most highly sought after planners in London. His name is synonymous with passion, flair and style which combine to offer client s truly unforgettable occasions. Under his eponymous brand, By Bruce Russell, he offers independent specialist services for weddings and civil partnerships as well as private parties and the most special of occasions. His creativity, combined with his experience honed in high-end hospitality around the world (including The Plaza New York) means that his strategic counsel to clients delivers exceptional events and his contagious joie de vivre, the heartbeat to his professionalism, is an ongoing inspiration. Little wonder, therefore, that he has an ever-expanding and loyal base of clients who turn to Bruce when looking to host stand-out events that are truly unique. Alongside his independent consultancy, Bruce is Director of Savoy Weddings By Bruce Russell, attracting an international clientele to the five-star London property and driving the hotel ’s global profile in the wedding industry. Here Bruce manages a dedicated team offering an end- to-end service for couples planning their special day.
Editor-In-Chief at Brides Up North & Unveiled Magazine
Website – www.bridesupnorth.co.uk
Since its launch in 2010, Brides Up North has skyrocketed in popularity and profile to become one of the ‘most influential’ blogs in the UK, and is the only ‘top 5’ UK bridal blog especially for Northern Brides.
Brides Up North has been named “Best Blog for Northern Brides” by Channel 4; crowned “Best Big Day Inspiration” blog in the Wedding Magazine Awards 2013 and highly commended in the “Best City Blog” category in the Wedding Magazine Awards 2014 and 2015. Brides Up North was also a finalist in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014 (“Best Wedding Blog”) and in Perfect Wedding Magazine Awards 2014 (“Best Wedding Blog”).
A respected brand away from the pages of the blog, Brides Up North currently hosts in excess of 35 luxury bridal events per annum across three regions.
Brides Up North’s founder, Julia Braime, is a leading industry expert and has been profiled in or contributed to almost every National wedding magazine title, as well featuring extensively in regional bridal titles, national news and lifestyle press. Brides Up North was headline sponsor for and hosted the first North of England Wedding Awards and a judge in the UK Blog Awards 2014 and the Bridal Buyer Awards 2012, 2014 and 2015. Brides Up North is also a judge and official blogger for The Wedding Industry Awards.
Julia was headhunted as Editor-In-Chief and lead stylist of Unveiled Magazine – the luxury wedding magazine for the North – in January 2015. Julia’s inaugural issues as Editor-In-Chief have been received to great industry acclaim.
Website – www.grconcept.com
He has served on the Advisory Board for the Cape Town Routes Unlimited on Conventions and Incentives and the Events Advisory Board, the legislative body that is responsible for the tourism and marketing of the Western Cape. In 2003 he re-positioned the premiere wine auction in the country and the 3rd largest in the world, now in its 41st year, the Nederburg Wine Auction. Gavin was appointed the Launch Director for Tommy Hilfiger (US) roll out in Africa. This resulted in him working in close collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger (USA) and developing their footprint into Africa.
He sold a 60% stake in his event business in 2005 to a multi-national listed company (MIH Holdings). He left this company to pursue bespoke projects, which he is passionate about. With this move he sold his shares in both Cape Town Fashion Week and Cape Town Flower Show, which he founded. He also founded and used to co-own Durban Fashion Week. He has consulted to numerous cities in the formation of their fashion weeks (Dubai, Stockholm, Shanghai).
2006 heralded the start of his personal initiative; called “POSI+IVE” (www.positivecollection.co.za) to raise funds for HIV/AIDS infected children. Targeted, specifically, at children who have contracted HIV/AIDS due to sexual abuse. He launched this project in collaboration with British artist Craig Kilford with the intent to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS through the combined efforts of artists, fashion designers and the performing arts. Seal and celebrity international models headlined this event together with international designers. This event has been sponsored and adopted by Sun International. He has since enlisted the support of John Legend and Kelly Rowland amongst others.
Today Gavin’s work is largely based on creative direction, design in any industry, marketing strategy and product development with a strong focus on social development; and bringing a new sense of aesthetic to client’s creative needs. His focus has also shifted to include addressing the management of creative businesses and business that can be enhanced through creativity. His clients extend into Africa, Middle East, China and a large part of Europe.
Gavin has also established a catering company with the Bukhara Group.
Most of all Gavin prides himself in delivering work, which exceeds client’s expectations, and is most comfortable working with clients that want to lead instead of imitate. He believes in long-term relationships and developing individual rapports with his clients.
Meryl Snow has been a mainstay in the special events & catering industry for the last twenty-eight years as cofounder of Feastivities Events, along with its subsidiaries OffShoots Decor and Philadelphia’s Picnic Company.
Her philosophies have proved successful for not only her own business, but also many other companies, trade organizations, and universities have benefited from her training and advice. As a Senior Consultant for Catersource, the largest trade organization for caterers in the world, Meryl has worked throughout the US. Her particular areas of focus are sales and marketing, as well as in design and branding. She provides consulting, coaching, and training services for a wide range of clients.
Meryl has three how-to Style DVDs currently on the market. This collection focuses on hands on design, innovation and inspiration.
Her innovative leadership has earned prestigious accolades for Feastivities locally, nationally and internationally. She has undoubtedly helped many other companies get on their own path to success and recognition through her keen insight and an effervescent approach to teaching methods of success.
Combining knowledge from her decades of hospitality experience with humor, she creates informative and interactive presentations. These range from small internal company meetings to large-scale conferences. She speaks with groups from the heart with warmth and knowledge, and covers the funny side of life and business.
Marie Cruz-De Vera
A self confessed workaholic, perfectionist, blog junkie, magazine hoarder, dog lover, caffeine addict…
Marie felt there was a lack of truly creative private events and innovative stationery in Australia. With a background in design and fashion merchandising, Marie founded The Style Co., a creative studio that fills that void perfectly!
Marie believes it’s the details that create awe-inspiring events. Her hand-picked team of creatives share the same belief… the tiniest of details can turn an event into an experience. It’s about creating a lasting impression and beautiful memories.
Website – www.bespoke-bride.com
Described as a ‘Kickass blog that helps brides avoid a cliché ridden, cookie cutter wedding”, Bespoke Bride and its accompanying wedding marketplace, BB Boutique was lovingly founded by two fiercely individual girls, Emily Pettiford & Jessica Turley.
Launched in 2011, as a personal way to journal quirky and creative wedding photography, decor & DIY’s, Emily & Jessica have focused on creating a blog that would inspire couples to design a wedding that was creative, crafty & full of character.
BB Boutique, a carefully curated marketplace for unique, innovative and stylish wedding suppliers was launched in 2015. Within just weeks of launching the site received thousands of visits from brides and grooms and now boasts over 50 creative designers from all over the UK.
Website – brideappeal.com
Kathy is the owner of Bride Appeal and she takes the overwhelm out of SEO, sales and website conversion for wedding professionals who want to turn curious visitors into high paying clients. After taking her own struggling bridal website to the top of Google…gaining valuable traffic, press mentions and celebrity customers along the way…Kathy’s peers began asking her to share her strategies with them too. Bride Appeal was born and Kathy has been helping wedding businesses across the globe master the art of attracting and converting higher paying clients online ever since.
Website – www.evolveyourweddingbusiness.com
Heidi Thompson, the founder of Evolve Your Wedding Business is a marketing and business strategist for wedding professionals who are killing it creatively but need some help on the business side.
Her marketing and business expertise has been featured in several publications including The Huffington Post, Wedding MBA, Book More Brides, Sprouting Photographer, Social Media Examiner, Planners Lounge and Wedding Business Magazine.
Heidi knows that for most wedding professionals, their level of income does not come near to their level of expertise, talent and passion and that’s what she is working to change. Click here to get her free 5 step system to attracting ideal clients with your blog!
Website – www.pamelladunn.com
International wedding planner Pamella Dunn founded the highly acclaimed UK based wedding planning and events company in 2010. Her original philosophy to transform venues with killer effects and exquisite details remains the same today.
Beautiful balanced designs are created in harmony with the client, the venue and location. All events are meticulously planned, and lovingly curated. Her signature style is pure glamour with elegant and luxurious details appealing to the fashion-forward bride and groom. An expert in her field she welcomes the opportunity to mentor planners and stylist in the wedding industry.
For as long as he can remember, Wayne has possessed a deep kinship with flowers. (And yes, people, too!) Beginning in high school, he was employed by an upscale florist that created arrangements for some of the who’s who in Hollywood. While it was paid employment, Wayne perceived it as an avenue for creativity and expression—something that to this day is a signature of the weddings he “arranges.” And even while flowers may be temporary, he believes floral design to be a true art form, and one that brings immense joy to others.
Taking his cue from his connection to flowers and the sensorial beauty they bring, Wayne opened his own floral business, Floral Creations by Wayne, and over the years came to know on a personal level the people and places for whom he was designing, all the while building his company around what’s most important to his clients—trust.
A CREATIVE DESTINY—MOMENT BY MOMENT
Founder and Creative Director of Moments by Wayne, celebrated LA-based wedding and event planner Wayne Gurnick provides services across the United States and worldwide. As a full service event planner, the company assists clients with every aspect of their event or celebration—from concept to coordination and production.
Wayne has been recognized as an A-List planner by Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Magazine and was recently voted Best Wedding Planner in Los Angeles, Best Wedding Planner in California, and Top 10 Wedding Planner Worldwide. Wayne is a frequent speaker at industry events, presenting on trends and emerging industry topics (Four Seasons of Style – Wedding MBA 2013; Romancing the American Bride and Groom – Tourism Fiji). Wayne is on the panel of Wedding Industry Experts and is a regular contributor to DIY Weddings Magazine, Huffington Post Weddings, The Knot and other publications. Wayne’s work has been featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, Destinations I Do, Flora Magazine, Wedlock, among others. Wayne has been featured as an expert designer and planner by LA-based news outlets and is the host of Wedding Words of Wisdom ™, an online radio program, where he interviews experts in all aspects of weddings and events. Wayne is certified by the American Institute of Floral Designers, a classification attained by only 1,200 professionals worldwide.
Jane Riddell is an Award Winning Luxury UK Wedding Planner and owner of Planned for Perfection – a successful wedding and event management company based in the beautiful Cotswolds, in the South West of England. Providing an experienced, friendly and personal approach to luxury weddings & exquisite events in the UK, Europe and Australia. Jane’s exceptional eye for detail and clear connection with her clients has earned her a reputation as one of the leading wedding & event planners in the UK.